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Such a simple task turns difficult. I'm mounting my boost gauge on the inside of the mirror, its the CFW pod.
I realized my driver's door fuse box is constant on. So I went to the fuse box below the steering wheel. I found out it's mini blade fuses, so my "add a circuit" doesn't work.
I rigged the wire to plug in with the fuse, on the 12V cigarette lighter sockets. I used the mounting bolt for the driver's side mirror as a ground.
The light for the gauge is bright when the door is completely open. If you move the door slightly, the bulb dims. When the door is shut, the bulb is completely out.

What am I missing?
 

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Re: Boost Gauge Fuse Trouble (Tiny)

You have a whole fuse box under the plastic panel on the driver side of the dash to choose from, some are switched and some aren't.

I just used the add a fuse on one of those spots

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Modified by jstro at 6:57 AM 5-9-2009
 

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Re: (Cjones16)

Quote, originally posted by Cjones16 »
Ya I ran into that problem also, Theirs the left or right turn signals you can add a circuit to

I thought the turn signals always had power, isn't that how the 4 ways work?

Quote, originally posted by jstro »
You have a whole fuse box under the plastic panel on the driver side of the dash to choose from, some are switched and some aren't.

I just used the add a fuse on one of those spots

Isn't that whole panel is constant on? I used a test light, and every fuse had power with the car off. The door was open, obviously, but I don't think that would change anything.
 

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Re: (Tiny)

Spot 1 is your left low beam, that is switched, 13 is the cig lighter, not sure about that one but those are the spots I used the add a fuse for my boost gauge
 

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Re: (Tiny)

Quote, originally posted by Tiny »


I thought the turn signals always had power, isn't that how the 4 ways work?

Isn't that whole panel is constant on? I used a test light, and every fuse had power with the car off. The door was open, obviously, but I don't think that would change anything.

Well since you have add-a-circuit just try, Ive had mine on my right turn signal bulb for months.

Im thinking I plugged mine in to 35-36ish area?. I really don't remember and I just took the pod out...


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My add a circuit is the normal blade fuses, while the panel under the steering wheel is the mini blade fuses.

I used the 12v sockets, but they don't seem to be switched on and off.

I guess I'll try to use a lamp fuse.
 

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mines is on side lights too..no problem after years.
 

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Re: (Cjones16)

I used the 12v fuse under the steering wheel for the positive. Turns out the ground I used on the door is a bad one. I used a bolt by the fuse box. Now the gauge works when the car is on, and turns off when the car is off. It's awesome!!
 
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